If and when the world does start to return to something resembling 'normal', chances are it is going to look very different to the one we've just left. No longer will it be acceptable for trains and buses to resemble the mosh pit of a Pantera gig, with people eager to maintain a safe distance from each other. Furthermore, the road network is unlikely to cope with a surge of new drivers on the morning commute. Some of us are going to have to find a new way to get to work.
Last time we didn't get around to looking at some of the infrastructure at the southern end of town, particularly the new "cycle street" on Taff Embankment, as well as some old relics on Clarence bridge and James Street.
Whilst cycling is back in the limelight once again and our current crop of councillors have put together a very encouraging strategy for growing cycling in Cardiff, cycle infrastructure has existed in Cardiff in many forms for many years.
Some interesting things are happening with cycling in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. Can we learn from them? Imagine a city where every week you come across a new stretch of cycle infrastructure - and not just red paint but quality segregated bike lanes - well that’s Valencia at the moment. Anillo Ciclista I moved... Continue Reading →
We previously talked about the people we are campaigning for in our quest for better cycling infrastructure in Cardiff, but perhaps it is now time to take a look at exactly what we are asking for. Cycling infrastructure comes in all shapes, sizes and configurations but unfortunately much of what we are exposed to here... Continue Reading →
It's probably fair to say that news of some new investment in cycle infrastructure is a divisive subject. News of the Cardiff Cycling Strategy and the integrated network maps has brought both positive and negative attention from cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Whilst it is true that the plans raise a few questions, some would argue... Continue Reading →
By pinning our hopes on Dutch-standard infrastructure, we may have been getting a little ahead of ourselves. Despite having next to no infrastructure, cycling in Tokyo enjoys a 14% modal share. There are lessons for us in Cardiff to learn here.
Following our slightly long post about the Active Travel Act, perhaps now is a good time to explore why much of the infrastructure provided prior to the Act is often ignored by cyclists or not included on the existing route map. They don't go where we want them to go... Our towns & cities were planned around roads.... Continue Reading →
Earlier today we posted to Twitter a new transport project that Cardiff Council are consulting on. It is probably fair to say that the feedback was overwhelmingly negative. So, what is it? The plan is to put a south-bound bus lane at the Cowbridge Road end of Cathedral Road, with a north-bound 1.5m wide cycle lane... Continue Reading →